MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.

Murray State’s Christian Faculty Network will welcome Dr. Ken Elzinga, who will give a talk titled “C.S. Lewis & Freedom: Christianity’s Apologist meets Adam Smith.” The event will take place on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Elzinga holds the Robert C. Taylor Chair in economics at the University of Virginia; his introductory economics course attracts more than 1,000 students annually and is the largest single class offered at the University of Virginia.

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The Murray State University Advanced Directing class is presenting an evening of one-act plays entitled “Ladies First!” The four student-produced plays will be presented in Actor’s Studio Theatre on the third floor of Wilson Hall on March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5; credit cards cannot be accepted. Shows being presented include: “A Rest” by Judd Cavitt, “Dead Boy” by Craig Wright, “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage and “This Property is Condemned” by Tennessee Williams.

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Attorney Fawzea (Faye) Abusalah will give a lecture titled “Immigration Law under President Trump: The Muslim Ban” on Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Freed Curd Auditorium. Abusalah is an immigration and criminal law lawyer in the Detroit area. Abusalah is also an adjunct faculty at Henry Ford Community College. The event is sponsored by Murray State’s political science and sociology department, as well as the history department.

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The first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit will take place on Monday, March 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Curris Center small ballroom. The event will include a diverse group of professionals from throughout the region to discuss water resources and how they are being conserved, managed and protected for the future. Educational seminars, booths and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. More information is available at jpf.org.

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James Duane Bolin, professor of history at Murray State, has been selected as a guest author and panelist at the Southern Kentucky Book Fair in Bowling Green on April 22.

James Duane Bolin, professor of history at Murray State, has been selected as a guest author and panelist at the Southern Kentucky Book Fair in Bowling Green on April 22.